Watch in awe as the infamous bartenders at TGI Fridays test their knowledge, skill, speed, and FLAIR against each other in a well-choreographed cocktail competition! Each event includes action items and oral auction of bartenders’ cocktails. These events are free and open to the public. Each competition starts at 8:30 p.m. and goes until close. Don’t miss any of the action by reserving your front row seat of the bartenders’ slingin’ cocktails by calling your favorite TGI Fridays. Proceeds raise through these events benefit Friends of Kids with Cancer.
The artist will lead participants in a workshop to create a personal work of art inspired by the Higher Ground exhibit. Some materials will be provided but participants will be asked to bring in photos of loved ones, or other images of significance, to include in their work. FREE, participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Pre-order lunch: $20 / $15 gallery member. Space is limited to 20. Call Paula Lincoln at 314.533.9900 x37 to reserve your place.
Folk School jams are a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. Musicians of all skill levels come together to play and enjoy music under the guidance of a Folk School instructor. Jams are free and open to the public. Participants take turns leading songs and choosing tunes. These informal gatherings are a great way to get back to the basics and simply enjoy playing. Join in!
Folk School Jams are made possible by
The summer session of social dance classes is starting at St. Charles Community College the week of June 25. Classes will be held in the College Center dance studio on the SCC campus, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville. Classes will be held June 25-Aug. 22.
Learn how to swing, rumba, line dance and more with award-winning dance instructors Linda Landwehr and Stan Mayer. The eight-week session costs $50 per person. Students, ages 14 and up, should enroll with a partner.
New this summer, there will be a one-day “Technique, Rhythm, Spins & Turns” class from 11:55 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, that costs $20. The class will teach proper foot, arm and hand style positions as well as spins, turns and body positions. No partner is required for this class.
Good dancing is a lifetime investment in fun and wellness. It’s a great way to get exercise without working out. Dancing will open up a wonderful world of togetherness, and it provides participants with a thriving, year-round social calendar.
For more information and to enroll, visit stchas.edu/learnforlife.
Variation and Adaptations, on display 6/2/17 through 7/29/17, is an exhibit curated by Artists First, an organization that has long worked to promote the artwork of individuals challenged by physical or psychological obstacles. While typically judged by society as impaired, this organization advocates for these artists to be considered as equal, not other, within the visual art community by their unique perspectives and life experiences. Angela Gipson, Jeff Johnson, and Jimmy Holmes will each present a body of work specific to their use of media and focused examinations.
"Subterranean Books will be hosting the art work of Timothy Wagner as part of the Loop Arts Fest, with an opening reception Friday, June 23rd from 6pm to 8pm.
Timothy Wagner works as a mixed media artist using a wide variety of media from found imagery to inks. All of the art is created on reclaimed materials such as vinyl records, wood and canvas.
Timothy's work is thought-provoking and a visual language that is an approach to expression of form, space and color, referencing our natural world and its surroundings. "The ambiguity of my work is created on a subconscious level."
Work will be on display June 15 - August 31.
Fri, 06/23/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Subterranean Books is located at:
6275 Delmar St. Louis, MO 63130"
The Proving Ground is a platform that enables local and national artists the opportunity to expose the creativity and genius we all have, through the performing arts; whether singer, musician, songwriter, poet, painter or other. The Proving Ground is the platform that will enable you to have more opportunities in making your dreams a reality.
New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. With the vulnerability and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen.
Ticket packages: Individual Ticket - $30 (admits ONE and includes one copy of “Hunger”) OR Package Ticket - $38 (admits TWO and includes one copy of “Hunger”). Tickets can be purchased through www.slcl.org or at Library Headquarters. (No refunds.)
The presentation will be followed by a book signing. Additional copies of Roxane Gay’s books will be available for purchase and signing from Left Bank Books.
Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring
July 7, 8, 14, 15
What’s a village to do when a May Queen is needed and the purity of their young women is in question? Go against tradition and select the only virgin in the village: a boy – scandalous! Benjamin Britten’s only true comic opera, Albert Herring explores the themes of innocence lost, social stratification, and Victorian morality, all cast in the composer’s brilliantly witty chamber score. Featuring Christine Brewer as Lady Billows.
Augusta Bottoms Consort performs original songs with close harmony on a variety of instruments including guitars, mandolins, dobro, bass, banjo, accordion, harmonica, percussion and many gadgets! www.augustabottomsconsort.com
"Join a rotating cast of some of St. Louis’ finest musicians for “The Dark Room Brunch Sessions”. Two sets of tunes from 11am-1:30pm is paired with our brand new brunch menu, served 10am-3pm. More info: http://www.thedarkroomstl.com/
Enjoy a FREE live concert by a fifty-piece professional orchestra. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket for relaxing on the grass in beautiful Brookings Quadrangle on the campus of Washington University. Parking is free. Ted Drewes Frozen Custard is available for purchase, and children receive an attendance prize. "Notes to Munch On / Meet the Artists" pre-concert discussion begins at 7:10pm. The concert begins at 7:30, and includes:
Wm. Boyce Symphony No. 5 in D Major
HaydnSymphony No. 104 (London)
Vaughan Williams English Folksong Suite
A. Pryor Blue Bells of Scotland, Air and Variations for Trombone and Orchestra
Jacob Melsha, soloist
Edward German Music for Shakespeare’s Henry VIII
Lerner/Loewe Selections from My Fair Lady
NEW ORIGINAL PLAY
Dreaming in Black & White
Summer, 1963. Danville, Virginia. Here and elsewhere in the South, civil rights protests are dividing the races. Half a world away, a war is heating up that’ll also have folks choosing sides. Less ominous but vying for attention are a looming presidential election and a down-to-the-wire race for the National League pennant.
Against this backdrop, we meet Sonny – white, bitter, suffering the effects of rheumatic heart disease – who hopes to live long enough to see his son play major league baseball; Pearlene – black and poor – who dreams of seeing her troubled son employed; Sister – Sonny’s live-in, care-giving sister – who seeks a life free of Sonny’s manipulation; Lucille – a wacky friend and confidant prone to visions – who’s finding her way in a changing South; and Charlie – Lucille’s husband – who fears change.
Dreams and fears collide when Pearlene is hired to help care for Sonny who’s chased away dozens of other would-be caretakers. The pair form a bond based on a their mutual interest in baseball and their dreams for their sons. Too bad the bond is severely tested by a series of twists, turns and reversals. Along the way, enemies are revealed and defeated, relationships are ended and begun, and dreams are considered and reconciled.
Veteran story time lady, Georgy Rock, joins us each Tuesday morning from 10:30-11am to read stories, sing songs, laugh, and be silly. All ages welcome, and always free. Today is our special Children's Book Week edition.
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